Noel Anthony Clarke (born 6 December 1975) is an English actor, screenwriter and director from London. He is known for playing Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Mickey Smith in Doctor Who. Clarke appeared in and wrote the screenplay for Kidulthood and wrote, directed and starred in the sequel, Adulthood, which gained £1,209,319 from the opening weekend of its release. Clarke studied Media at the University of North London before going on to take acting classes at London's Actors Centre. Clarke won the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 and was awarded a BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2009. Wikipedia
He is among the 25 actors to have acted in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises.
He was awarded BAFTA's Orange Rising Star Award in 2009.
Voted Best Male Guest Actor by readers of Doctor Who Magazine for his appearances in the 2006 Season.
He was awarded the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2002 for his performance in "Where Do We Live" at the Royal Court Theatre.
I don't think I'm egotistical, and I know what my limits are: I'm a black guy who's probably losing his hair. But I'm happy to play roles that I'm given, and I'm happy to play roles that I write.
I think that's important for all ages, to not be afraid of being an individual. I grew up on my own, as an only child, so early on I think I was quite capable of making decisions by myself and being an individual.
I was offered and accepted a part in 'A Few Best Men,' and then the Australian actor's union argued that there were too many British actors. And the director decided to lose me.
'Pulp Fiction' blew my mind; beforehand, I'd watch films and there was a beginning, middle and an end, and that's it. There is in that film, too, but it's out of sequence.
People can criticise me all day long. It just washes off me. You might as well be talking to a wall.
I did 'Kidulthood' and 'Adulthood,' and that's what people wanted and expect me to always do. They want me to do 'hood films and be the guy swinging baseball bats and saying 'Yo Blood' and beating up others in the street.
I couldn't tell you the ratio, but probably for every job you see me do, there would be 20 rejections.
I don't like doing things that are too easy.
I just started to write because I was fed up of not seeing the stories that I wanted, so I was like 'Stop moaning and write something.'
I think it's important that we have a new batch of British film-makers that aren't doing the same old stuff. And that includes me.
I wouldn't say that I'm a jack-of-all-trades, master of none, but I wouldn't say that I'm brilliant at any.
I'd always much rather be second choice on anything because it makes you work harder.
I'm just who I am. I don't try to change myself for other people.